When we first got them I ask if they had done a risk assessment. As I was a risk assessor trainer I thought it appropriate to question them. They said a full risk assessment had been done and the concerns of risk to the public were minimal.
I pointed out that I considered some factors very high risk, please re assess these streets.............I gave them some street names and things to consider when looking at their assessments.
Ignored I was. I pointed out that as residents were obliged to put their bins onto the street by 7am on day of collection certain streets were at extreme high risk of the bins ending up in the road and traffic having to swerve. The reasons being some of the roads were near schools where the kids would certainly push them in the road and that traffic is quite extreme at times in these area's. I also pointed out some streets that were often wind traps and guaranteed that bins would be airbourne.
No chance of them listening. First day of bins out near and around all the schools, loads in the road, litter everywhere and broken glass. First windy day, so many bins a distance from where they started, some accidents, fairly minor but reasonable property damage was done.
Still have them and still same problems but people have to accept or shut up, or maybe have the tax increased to allow to pay for it and 10 managers to oversee it.